Types of Cases I Handle

Some of the types of criminal cases I have defended or am willing to defend in Harris County (Houston), Texas and the surrounding counties — Fort Bend County (Richmond), Galveston County (Galveston), Montgomery County (Conroe), Waller County (Hempstead) and Brazoria County (Angleton):

All Controlled Substance Offenses under the Texas Health and Safety Code, including Possession, Manufacturing, and Delivery of Controlled Substances and Marijuana.

All Offenses under the Texas Penal Code:

PREPARATORY OFFENSES

CRIMINAL ATTEMPT

CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY

CRIMINAL SOLICITATION

CRIMINAL SOLICITATION OF A MINOR

CRIMINAL INSTRUMENTS, INTERCEPTION OF WIRE OR ORAL COMMUNICATION, AND INSTALLATION OF TRACKING DEVICE

UNLAWFUL USE OF CRIMINAL INSTRUMENT

UNLAWFUL INTERCEPTION, USE, OR DISCLOSURE OF WIRE, ORAL, OR ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS

UNLAWFUL USE OF PEN REGISTER OR TRAP AND TRACE DEVICE

UNLAWFUL ACCESS TO STORED COMMUNICATIONS

ILLEGAL DIVULGENCE OF PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS

UNLAWFUL INSTALLATION OF TRACKING DEVICE

OFFENSES AGAINST THE PERSON

CRIMINAL HOMICIDE

TYPES OF CRIMINAL HOMICIDE

MURDER

CAPITAL MURDER

MANSLAUGHTER

CRIMINALLY NEGLIGENT HOMICIDE

APPLICABILITY TO CERTAIN CONDUCT

KIDNAPPING AND UNLAWFUL RESTRAINT

DEFINITIONS

UNLAWFUL RESTRAINT

KIDNAPPING

AGGRAVATED KIDNAPPING

UNLAWFUL TRANSPORT

TRAFFICKING OF PERSONS

SECTION 20A.01. DEFINITIONS

SECTION 20A.02. TRAFFICKING OF PERSONS

SEXUAL OFFENSES

DEFINITIONS

CONTINUOUS SEXUAL ABUSE OF YOUNG CHILD OR CHILDREN

HOMOSEXUAL CONDUCT

PUBLIC LEWDNESS

INDECENT EXPOSURE

INDECENCY WITH A CHILD

IMPROPER RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN EDUCATOR AND STUDENT

IMPROPER PHOTOGRAPHY OR VISUAL RECORDING

ASSAULTIVE OFFENSES

ASSAULT

SEXUAL ASSAULT

COERCING, SOLICITING, OR INDUCING GANG MEMBERSHIP

AGGRAVATED ASSAULT

AGGRAVATED SEXUAL ASSAULT

INJURY TO A CHILD, ELDERLY INDIVIDUAL, OR DISABLED INDIVIDUAL

ABANDONING OR ENDANGERING CHILD

DEADLY CONDUCT

CONSENT AS DEFENSE TO ASSAULTIVE CONDUCT

TERRORISTIC THREAT

AIDING SUICIDE

TAMPERING WITH CONSUMER PRODUCT

LEAVING A CHILD IN A VEHICLE

HARASSMENT BY PERSONS IN CERTAIN CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES; HARASSMENT OF PUBLIC SERVANT

APPLICABILITY TO CERTAIN CONDUCT

OFFENSES AGAINST THE FAMILY

BIGAMY

PROHIBITED SEXUAL CONDUCT

INTERFERENCE WITH CHILD CUSTODY

AGREEMENT TO ABDUCT FROM CUSTODY

ENTICING A CHILD

CRIMINAL NONSUPPORT

HARBORING RUNAWAY CHILD

VIOLATION OF PROTECTIVE ORDER OR MAGISTRATE’S ORDER

VIOLATION OF CERTAIN COURT ORDERS OR CONDITIONS OF BOND IN A FAMILY VIOLENCE CASE

VIOLATION OF PROTECTIVE ORDER PREVENTING OFFENSE CAUSED BY BIAS OR PREJUDICE

SALE OR PURCHASE OF CHILD

ADVERTISING FOR PLACEMENT OF CHILD

INTERFERENCE WITH RIGHTS OF GUARDIAN OF THE PERSON

OFFENSES AGAINST PROPERTY

ARSON, CRIMINAL MISCHIEF, AND OTHERPROPERTY DAMAGE OR DESTRUCTION

DEFINITIONS

ARSON

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF

RECKLESS DAMAGE OR DESTRUCTION

ACTOR’S INTEREST IN PROPERTY

AMOUNT OF PECUNIARY LOSS

INTERFERENCE WITH RAILROAD PROPERTY

GRAFFITI

ROBBERY

DEFINITIONS

ROBBERY

AGGRAVATED ROBBERY

BURGLARY AND CRIMINAL TRESPASS

DEFINITIONS

BURGLARY

BURGLARY OF COIN-OPERATED OR COIN COLLECTION MACHINES

BURGLARY OF VEHICLES

CRIMINAL TRESPASS

TRESPASS BY HOLDER OF LICENSE TO CARRY CONCEALED HANDGUN

THEFT

DEFINITIONS

CONSOLIDATION OF THEFT OFFENSES

THEFT

THEFT OF SERVICE

THEFT OF TRADE SECRETS

PRESUMPTION FOR THEFT BY CHECK

UNAUTHORIZED USE OF A VEHICLE

VALUE

AGGREGATION OF AMOUNTS INVOLVED IN THEFT

ACTOR’S INTEREST IN PROPERTY

TAMPERING WITH IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS

THEFT OF OR TAMPERING WITH MULTICHANNEL VIDEO OR INFORMATION SERVICES

MANUFACTURE, DISTRIBUTION, OR ADVERTISEMENT OF MULTICHANNEL VIDEO OR INFORMATION SERVICES DEVICE

SALE OR LEASE OF MULTICHANNEL VIDEO OR INFORMATION SERVICES DEVICE

POSSESSION, MANUFACTURE, OR DISTRIBUTION OF CERTAIN INSTRUMENTS USED TO COMMIT RETAIL THEFT

ORGANIZED RETAIL THEFT

FRAUD

DEFINITIONS

VALUE

AGGREGATION OF AMOUNTS INVOLVED IN FRAUD

FORGERY

CRIMINAL SIMULATION

TRADEMARK COUNTERFEITING

STEALING OR RECEIVING STOLEN CHECK OR SIMILAR SIGHT ORDER

CREDIT CARD OR DEBIT CARD ABUSE

FALSE STATEMENT TO OBTAIN PROPERTY OR CREDIT

HINDERING SECURED CREDITORS

FRAUDULENT TRANSFER OF A MOTOR VEHICLE

CREDIT CARD TRANSACTION RECORD LAUNDERING

ISSUANCE OF BAD CHECK

DECEPTIVE BUSINESS PRACTICES

COMMERCIAL BRIBERY

RIGGING PUBLICLY EXHIBITED CONTEST

ILLEGAL RECRUITMENT OF AN ATHLETE

MISAPPLICATION OF FIDUCIARY PROPERTY OR PROPERTY OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTION

SECURING EXECUTION OF DOCUMENT BY DECEPTION

FRAUDULENT DESTRUCTION, REMOVAL, OR CONCEALMENT OF WRITING

SIMULATING LEGAL PROCESS

REFUSAL TO EXECUTE RELEASE OF FRAUDULENT LIEN OR CLAIM

DECEPTIVE PREPARATION AND MARKETING OF ACADEMIC PRODUCT

FRAUDULENT USE OR POSSESSION OF IDENTIFYING INFORMATION

FRAUDULENT, SUBSTANDARD, OR FICTITIOUS DEGREE

COMPUTER CRIMES

DEFINITIONS

BREACH OF COMPUTER SECURITY

ONLINE SOLICITATION OF A MINOR

DEFENSES

ASSISTANCE BY ATTORNEY GENERAL

TAMPERING WITH DIRECT RECORDING ELECTRONIC VOTING MACHINE

TELECOMMUNICATIONS CRIMES

SECTION 33A.01. DEFINITIONS

SECTION 33A.02. UNAUTHORIZED USE OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICE

SECTION 33A.03. MANUFACTURE, POSSESSION, OR DELIVERY OF UNLAWFUL TELECOMMUNICATIONS DEVICE

SECTION 33A.04. THEFT OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICE

SECTION 33A.05. PUBLICATION OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACCESS DEVICE

SECTION 33A.06. ASSISTANCE BY ATTORNEY GENERAL

MONEY LAUNDERING

DEFINITIONS

MONEY LAUNDERING

PROTECTION FROM CIVIL LIABILITY

ASSISTANCE BY ATTORNEY GENERAL

INSURANCE FRAUD

DEFINITIONS

MATERIALITY

INSURANCE FRAUD

VALUE OF CLAIM

AGGREGATION AND MULTIPLE OFFENSES

JURISDICTION OF ATTORNEY GENERAL

MEDICAID FRAUD

SECTION 35A.01. DEFINITIONS

SECTION 35A.02. MEDICAID FRAUD

OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
CHAPTER

BRIBERY AND CORRUPT INFLUENCE

DEFINITIONS

BRIBERY

COERCION OF PUBLIC SERVANT OR VOTER

IMPROPER INFLUENCE

TAMPERING WITH WITNESS

OBSTRUCTION OR RETALIATION

ACCEPTANCE OF HONORARIUM

GIFT TO PUBLIC SERVANT BY PERSON SUBJECT TO HIS JURISDICTION

OFFERING GIFT TO PUBLIC SERVANT

NON-APPLICABLE

PERJURY AND OTHER FALSIFICATION

DEFINITIONS

PERJURY

AGGRAVATED PERJURY

MATERIALITY

RETRACTION

INCONSISTENT STATEMENTS

IRREGULARITIES NO DEFENSE

FALSE REPORT TO PEACE OFFICER OR LAW ENFORCEMENT EMPLOYEE

FALSE REPORT REGARDING MISSING CHILD OR MISSING PERSON

TAMPERING WITH OR FABRICATING PHYSICAL EVIDENCE

TAMPERING WITH GOVERNMENTAL RECORD

FRAUDULENT FILING OF FINANCING STATEMENT

IMPERSONATING PUBLIC SERVANT

FALSE IDENTIFICATION AS PEACE OFFICER; MISREPRESENTATION OF PROPERTY

RECORD OF A FRAUDULENT COURT

OBSTRUCTING GOVERNMENTAL OPERATION

DEFINITIONS

FAILURE TO IDENTIFY

RESISTING ARREST, SEARCH, OR TRANSPORTATION

EVADING ARREST OR DETENTION

HINDERING APPREHENSION OR PROSECUTION

ESCAPE

PERMITTING OR FACILITATING ESCAPE

EFFECT OF UNLAWFUL CUSTODY

IMPLEMENTS FOR ESCAPE

BAIL JUMPING AND FAILURE TO APPEAR

SECTION 38.11. PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES AND ITEMS IN ADULT OR JUVENILE CORRECTIONAL OR DETENTION FACILITY OR ON PROPERTY OF TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE OR TEXAS YOUTH COMMISSION

IMPROPER CONTACT WITH VICTIM

VIOLATION OF PROTECTIVE ORDER ISSUED ON BASIS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT

UNAUTHORIZED ABSENCE FROM COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS FACILITY, COUNTY CORRECTIONAL CENTER, OR ASSIGNMENT SITE

CONTRABAND IN CORRECTIONAL FACILITY

BARRATRY AND SOLICITATION OF PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT

FALSELY HOLDING ONESELF OUT AS A LAWYER

UNAUTHORIZED PRACTICE OF LAW

HINDERING PROCEEDINGS BY DISORDERLY CONDUCT

SECTION 38.14. TAKING OR ATTEMPTING TO TAKE WEAPON FROM PEACE OFFICER, PAROLE OFFICER, OR COMMUNITY SUPERVISION AND CORRECTIONS DEPARTMENT OFFICER

INTERFERENCE WITH PUBLIC DUTIES

INTERFERENCE WITH POLICE SERVICE ANIMALS

PREVENTING EXECUTION OF CIVIL PROCESS

FAILURE TO STOP OR REPORT AGGRAVATED SEXUAL ASSAULT OF CHILD

FAILURE TO REPORT FELONY

USE OF ACCIDENT REPORT INFORMATION AND OTHER INFORMATION FOR PECUNIARY GAIN

FAILURE TO PROVIDE NOTICE AND REPORT OF DEATH OF RESIDENT OF INSTITUTION

ABUSE OF OFFICE

DEFINITIONS

CONCURRENT JURISDICTION TO PROSECUTE OFFENSES UNDER THIS CHAPTER

ABUSE OF OFFICIAL CAPACITY

OFFICIAL OPPRESSION

VIOLATIONS OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS OF PERSON IN CUSTODY; IMPROPER SEXUAL ACTIVITY WITH PERSON IN CUSTODY

FAILURE TO REPORT DEATH OF PRISONER

MISUSE OF OFFICIAL INFORMATION

OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC ORDER AND DECENCY
CHAPTER

DISORDERLY CONDUCT AND RELATED OFFENSES

DISORDERLY CONDUCT

RIOT

OBSTRUCTING HIGHWAY OR OTHER PASSAGEWAY

DEFENSE WHEN CONDUCT CONSISTS OF SPEECH OR OTHER EXPRESSION

DISRUPTING MEETING OR PROCESSION

FUNERAL SERVICE DISRUPTIONS

FALSE ALARM OR REPORT

SILENT OR ABUSIVE CALLS TO 9-1-1 SERVICE

INTERFERENCE WITH EMERGENCY TELEPHONE CALL

HARASSMENT

STALKING

ABUSE OF CORPSE

CRUELTY TO LIVESTOCK ANIMALS

ATTACK ON ASSISTANCE ANIMAL

CRUELTY TO NONLIVESTOCK ANIMALS

DOG FIGHTING

DESTRUCTION OF FLAG

DISCHARGE OF FIREARM IN CERTAIN MUNICIPALITIES

USE OF LASER POINTERS

ILLUMINATION OF AIRCRAFT BY INTENSE LIGHT

PUBLIC INDECENCY

DEFINITIONS

PROSTITUTION

PROMOTION OF PROSTITUTION

AGGRAVATED PROMOTION OF PROSTITUTION

COMPELLING PROSTITUTION

ACCOMPLICE WITNESS; TESTIMONY AND IMMUNITY

DEFINITIONS

OBSCENE DISPLAY OR DISTRIBUTION

OBSCENITY

SALE, DISTRIBUTION, OR DISPLAY OF HARMFUL MATERIAL TO MINOR

SEXUAL PERFORMANCE BY A CHILD

EMPLOYMENT HARMFUL TO CHILDREN

POSSESSION OR PROMOTION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

DUTY TO REPORT

OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY, AND MORALS

WEAPONS

DEFINITIONS

UNLAWFUL CARRYING WEAPONS

PLACES WEAPONS PROHIBITED

UNLAWFUL CARRYING OF HANDGUN BY LICENSE HOLDER

UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF FIREARM

UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF METAL OR BODY ARMOR BY FELON

PROHIBITED WEAPONS

UNLAWFUL TRANSFER OF CERTAIN WEAPONS

INTERSTATE PURCHASE

HOAX BOMBS

COMPONENTS OF EXPLOSIVES

DEADLY WEAPON IN PENAL INSTITUTION

PENALTY IF OFFENSE COMMITTED WITHIN WEAPON-FREE SCHOOL ZONE

MAPS AS EVIDENCE OF LOCATION OR AREA

MAKING A FIREARM ACCESSIBLE TO A CHILD

NONAPPLICABILITY

GAMBLING

DEFINITIONS

GAMBLING

GAMBLING PROMOTION

KEEPING A GAMBLING PLACE

COMMUNICATING GAMBLING INFORMATION

POSSESSION OF GAMBLING DEVICE, EQUIPMENT, OR PARAPHERNALIA

EVIDENCE

TESTIMONIAL IMMUNITY

OTHER DEFENSES

AMERICAN DOCUMENTATION OF VESSEL REQUIRED

CONDUCT AFFECTING PUBLIC HEALTH

SMOKING TOBACCO

PROHIBITIONS RELATING TO CERTAIN CIGARETTES

PROHIBITION OF THE PURCHASE AND SALE OF HUMAN ORGANS

INTOXICATION AND ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE OFFENSES

DEFINITIONS

PUBLIC INTOXICATION

POSSESSION OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE IN MOTOR VEHICLE

DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED (DUI / DWI)

DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED WITH CHILD PASSENGER

FLYING WHILE INTOXICATED

BOATING WHILE INTOXICATED (BWI)

ASSEMBLING OR OPERATING AN AMUSEMENT RIDE WHILE INTOXICATED

INTOXICATION ASSAULT

INTOXICATION MANSLAUGHTER

ENHANCED OFFENSES AND PENALTIES

NO DEFENSE

PROOF OF MENTAL STATE UNNECESSARY

APPLICABILITY TO CERTAIN CONDUCT

ORGANIZED CRIME

DEFINITIONS

ENGAGING IN ORGANIZED CRIMINAL ACTIVITY

VIOLATION OF COURT ORDER ENJOINING ORGANIZED CRIMINAL ACTIVITY

SOLICITING MEMBERSHIP IN A CRIMINAL STREET GANG

DEFENSES EXCLUDED

TESTIMONIAL IMMUNITY

RENUNCIATION DEFENSE

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